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January 17, 2018

Chicago Weighs Police Use of 'Textalyzers'

The City of Chicago is exploring whether local police should begin using so-called textalyzers -- devices that can quickly determine whether a driver's cell phone has just been used to text. But the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois argues such use of this technology would violate the civil rights of drivers. Video courtesy of CBS Philly.

December 4, 2017

A Traffic Break in Utah

A Utah Highway Patrol officer executes a traffic break to slow down the flow of traffic. Video via YouTube. For the fleet safety tip on traffic breaks, click here.

December 4, 2017

Video Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to respond to a traffic break.

October 12, 2017

Tenn. Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is teaming with local law enforcement agencies to target the state's growing epidemic of distracted driving. A THP bus is key to their efforts. Video courtesy of WTVC/News Channel 9.

August 30, 2017

Minn. Fair Fights Distracted Driving

During the Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul Police are targeting nearby distracted drivers through a tag-team approach. When an officer in an unmarked police car spots a texting driver, the officer alerts a motorcycle officer who then pulls the violator over and issues a citation. And inside the fair, a Minnesota State Patrol exhibit tells the tragic story of how a distracted driver cut short the lives of a father and daughter from Becker, Minn. Video courtesy of KARE 11 via YouTube.

August 4, 2017

N.Y. Explores 'Textalyzer' for Distracted Driving

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a study to assess how "textalyzer" devices might help fight distracted driving. These devices would help police determine whether a driver in a serious crash had been using a phone before impact. Video via NBC4 Washington/NBC4 New York.

June 12, 2017

Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Stop

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers advice on what to do when a police officer pulls over your vehicle.

May 11, 2017

Calif. Steps Up Drugged Driving Detection

California law enforcement representatives and legislators gathered in Sacramento on May 10 to demonstrate new methods for detecting drugged driving. Included was a portable saliva test. Next year, the state's law permitting recreational marijuana use goes into effect. Video courtesy of KPIX5.

April 27, 2017

Michigan Police Target Distracted Drivers

Michigan State Police officers have launched a new enforcement campaign aimed at catching distracted drivers: Operation Ghostrider. Video courtesy of WJBK Fox2.

January 30, 2017

Nebraska Combats Spike in Distracted Driving

The Nebraska State Patrol is cracking down on distracted driving after a recent uptick in fatal crashes on Interstate 80. Video courtesy of KNOP News2/NBC Nebraska.

December 14, 2016

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The government's annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign is under way, shining a light on the many costs of driving while intoxicated. Video courtesy of Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office. For the full story, click here.

December 14, 2016

Video: Government Launches Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign

NHTSA also announces new funding for development and deployment of technology aimed at preventing drunk driving.

October 29, 2016

Nabbing Colo. Distracted Drivers

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office in Colorado recently conducted a crackdown on distracted driving violations. Dressed as a panhandlers, sheriff's deputies were able to catch offenders in the act. Video courtesy of 9News/USNews 24.

October 5, 2016

Ticketing Distracted Drivers

Law enforcement agencies across the nation have increasingly turned to creative and unconventional methods to catch texting drivers in the act. Video courtesy of CBS News.

September 7, 2016

Simulating Distracted Driving Risks

Distracted driving simulators can dramatically – yet safely -- demonstrate the dangers of driving distracted. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department in Tennessee recently purchased such a simulator, and plans to use it as an educational tool at county fairs, schools, churches, and other public gatherings to help combat distracted driving. Video courtesy of WHNT 19.

August 31, 2016

Texas Enhances Patrols for Labor Day Weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety is stepping up efforts to cite drivers who violate traffic laws Sept. 2-5.

May 12, 2016

National ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign Launches

The 2016 safety campaign kicks off in Chicago, with federal and state officials coming together to promote greater seat belt use on America’s roads.

April 14, 2016

4 States Win Grants to Fight Drugged Driving

The Governors Highway Safety Association teams with a not-for-profit group to award grants for training law enforcement officers to better detect drug-impaired drivers.

April 4, 2016

A Distracted Driving Epidemic

This video from KEZI 9 News in Oregon highlights police efforts to combat the widespread problem of distracted driving. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

April 1, 2016

Alabama Road Deaths Spike

This video from WTVY News reports on how speeding and distracted driving are fueling a disturbing rise in Alabama road fatalities and crashes. Law enforcement agencies are ramping up enforcement of speed limits to curb the trend.


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